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as the 20th chief of staff of the united states air force. faced with decisions and a mission to reenergize the service that's been at war for more than 20 years and shrinking for the past decade as the equipment has aged. the top priority is a resolve a bitter dispute with congress over proposed cuts to the air national guard. lawmakers are blocking $9 billion this cuts from the services proposed budget. general welsh joins us now as the air force association's air and space conference here at the gay lord convention center in maryland, just south of washington, d.c.. thanks for taking time our your schedule to be with us. >> thank you vago. >> and there's very little that you can do to prepare for it in many respects aside from that it's 9.4% pretty much across everything. but there are things that can be cut and there are things that can't be cut. what are the things -- or areas that you're most concerned about in a sequestration environment? >> vago, the biggest concern i have is that the trade space will eventually come down to modernization or readiness. terrible trade space for the m
to the cairo embassy and get revenge. why, i asked? because the united states has insulted the prophet, they screamed. repeated words that washington has no affiliation with whatever sparked the crisis are not being listened to, just religious passion, and the blindness of a mob. and egypt's new president is not doing much to calm it. president mohamed morsi says he supports protests against religious insults protests, but denounces the denounces the attacks on the foreign embassies. egypt needs the west, they're looking for 5 billion in loans from the international monetary fund, the protests are small, but not isolated. there have been 11 demonstrations in 11 countries so far, half of them in places where washington supported them. they unleashed a deep hatred that is now focused on u.s. properties overseas. more protests, brian, are expected here tomorrow. but in a positive note they are not supposed to be near any embassies. in libya, authorities say they have started making arrests in connection with the consulate bombing and that they have more militants under surveillance. an fb
in the united states in thailand. 300 people protested in front of the u.s. embassy in bangkok. many yelling down with america and god is great. the government condemned the film had nothing to do with it and many websites are restricting access to the video or blocking it all together. >>> protests over that video also raised in other parts of the muslim world. in india, demonstrators stomped on the american flag and set cop cars on fire. >> in pakistan, they tore down a billboard and clashed with police outside the u.s. consulate. but the protest turned deadly in afghanistan. a suicide bomber rammed a car full of explosives. an islamic militant group said the attack was revenge for the film. u.s. officials are urging world leaders to speak out against the incident. >> we can all condemn this reprehensible video, but it should never be an excuse for violence. >> a branch of al-qaeda is calling for those protests to continue and egyptian prosecutors are issuing arrests for people linked to the film's production, including people here in the united states. >>> coming up, we're going to sho
and be able to say who do we trust the most to be the president of the united states during these incredibly challenging times? i've watched mitt romney do this, and so have you, bob, every time he was back into a corner in the primaries he came ow with a great debate performance because that's where he shines. and he's going to do a great job on wednesday night. >> schieffer: governor, i certainly take your point, and i respect your opinion, but talking about being spun and so for example. it seems to me most of the problems governor romney's had thus far he has created for himself. for example, this tape where he said he's just basically writing off 47% of the electorate that was not the campaign. the governor himself said that was me. has that's thing-- is that thing really hurt him? >> you know, bob, i just don't think so. i really don't. i don't think a majority of the american people are focusing on that. here's what i think the american people and the voters are much smarter about than we give them credit for. they know political candidates at time, when they're being taped every minu
congestion in the united states and then guess what? schools go back in session, we come back from vacation. and oh, no, we don't move on the roads. of course the tuesday after labor day, that's when all of the local school systems are finally back in. all the school buses are back on the roads and all of the parents are home from vacation. and they're all right out there on our roads. >> reporter: what are the biggest trouble spots? >> biggest trouble spots, you know, obviously, 95. 66. 50. you call them every morning, danella. you know. >> yes. >> and the shame of it is is that it means a lot more hours of lost time for everybody out on the roads. everyone is going to get a pretty quick reminder in the few days after terrible traffic tuesday, you know, of just why we have some of the worst congestion in the united states. >> reporter: well, do you have any tips for us, outside of chartering a helicopter to avoid the roads? what can we do to make it better? >> move next door to work, but if you don't have the extra half million dollars to buy that home, adjust your attitude. things will be
of the united states. >> the pot. >> pat: outlined his accomplishments over the last four years. he also acknowledged that it will take much longer to solve challenges that built up over decades. the president said mitt romney's view on foreign policy are out of reach and his strategy would reverse progress. >> you might not be ready for diplomacy with beijing if you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. my opponent said that it was tragic to end the war in iraq, and he won't tell us how he will end the war in afghanistan. well, i have and i will. >> president obama took credit for safing millions of americans jobs in his first term and promised to keep focusing on the middle class in his second term. >>> this morning many areal aing gabrielle giffords' appearance at the convention emotional. she led delegates in the pledge of allegiance. >> one nation under god, indivisible, liberty and justice for all. >> giffords was helped on stage by her friend congressman debbie wasserman schultz. after that she cheered her name, a mass shooting in tucson left her with a seve
the troops. >> former governor and future united states senator, tim kaine! >> reporter: former virginia governor tim kaine welcomed by the party faithful in charlotte tuesday telling a boisterous crowd he and his republican senate opponent george allen had been tied in the polls for yearly a year. closer than the presidential race. >> isn't it great to be a battleground state? virginia really matters, folks. we really matter. we're going to see a lot of focus and a lot of spotlight. that's exciting. but it also means we've got to do our best work. >> reporter: allen, also a former governor who lost his senate seat six years ago, campaigned in fairfax county tuesday. allen skipped the republican convention in tampa to focus on his virginia race. and kaine is spending only this one day in charlotte. he addresses the convention tonight. what's your message tonight? >> i'm going to talk heavily about results. i really do think -- look, i'm a -- i'm a virginia centered guy. i really think the virginia model of focus on the results, let the other guys be the ideology and wedge issue party. >>
protests in the united states. this is video from cairo. protesters in the streets throwing rocks at the military. the military had been constructing a concrete barricade to protect the u.s. embassy there. bracing for a rally after morning prayer today. 11 u.s. compounds have been under attack. one protester has also been killed. the protests are over a film made here in the u.s. considered blasphemous to islam. the protests have spread from libya and egypt to yemen, iran, and iraq. some groups in dcairo are condemning the violence but calling for a peaceful million man rally today. there are worries that protest could turn violent. the fbi is now overseas and investigating the man as well who posted this film online. he is from california. he was on probation and not supposed to be on the internet. back to you. >>> the bodies of ambassador chris stevens, foreign service officer sean smith, and former navy s.e.a.l.s glen doherty and tyrone woods arrived in germany. >>> what was supposed to be a moment of silence turned into a tense moment at mitt romney's rally in fairfax yesterda
powers in his final address at the u.n. the united states and israel have pledged to do what they must to prevent tehran from developing a nuclear weapon. >> translator: continued threats by the uncivillized zionists to resort with military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. >> reporter: u.s. leaders chose not to attend in part because it occurred on yom kippur, one of the holiest days on the israeli calendar. >> ahmadinejad again does not represent us all. >> reporter: iranian americans from across the country joined the protests. >> we send a message that the people of iran stand for democracy, political purism, human rights, secular nonnuclear iran. >> reporter: during his speech ahmadinejad did not directly address his country's nuclear program, but he did say his nation was committed to peace. >>> today we're just saying all the stuff you've been talking about all week long, we've got anita, lesli and jc hayward. so let's get to the story everybody is talking about, those darn nfl refs. we're just learning they apparently have a tentativ
for the west nile virus since it was detected in the united states. nearly 1600 infections have been reported and 66 deaths. that is up 40% from last week alone. every state except alaska and hawaii have seen outbreaks. the hardest hit, texas, has nearly half of the infections. health officials from coast to coast are spraying insect sides to prevent the spread of the disease. >> it's a late summer disease, so the fact that we've got so many cases this early and it's so wide spread are really does not bode well. >> exberperts say you can try aw home remedies to keep from getting it. they recommend dressing in long sleeves and pants, staying indoors at dusk and down, and using deet bug repellant and draining pools or puddles of warm water which are breeding grounds for infected mosquitos. >>> one month to go in the regular season the nationals have more wins than they had all of last season. they won again yesterday beating the cardinals 4-3. it was the nat's 81st victory of the year. they won 80 games last season. they also hold 6 1/2 game first place lead over the atlanta braves. steven stra
made in the united states that washington has publicly and repeatedly denounced. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: the protesters aren't listening to that. authorities in cairo are erecting n walls around the embassy to prevent mobs from getting close, evidence in concrete of the growing divide between washington, cairo and beyond. there have been demonstrations against the offensive video in 11 countries so far. half of them in places where washington supported arab spring uprisings that toppled strong men who had formerly been u.s. allies. the arab spring has taken a dark turn. in yemen on thursday, protesters managed to break into the parking lot of the embassy in sanaa, destroying vehicles, smashing windows and even using a forklift to do more damage. no embassy staff was hurt. entering this volatile region now, the pope, leaving rome today for a previously scheduled visit to lebanon. so far there hasn't been any violence there. but today is friday, the muslim holy day of prayer.
because you bank against the united states of america doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out. >> many people are speculating that o'malley is considering a run for president four years from now. >>> and our own jim vance and tom sherwood are in charlotte for the convention. they will bring you live reports today and tomorrow. >>> republicans are hoping to make noise in north carolina this week, too. virginia governor bob mcdonnell will campaign near the convention site. mcdonnell is one of the mitt romney's most active surrogates. >>> as most parties fight over what's best for our economy, the nation's debt has passed an historic milestone if treasury says the national debt has gone above $16 trillion for the first time ever. republicans are blaming democrats, especially president obama, for letting the debt reach this level. >>> today the group responsible for the metro silver line project is trying to repair his image with new ethics rules. the metropolitan airports authority has faced stiff scrutiny since a report this spring detailed lavish travel spending and questio
're about to judge the worth and value of a man, the president of the united states, in this election. do we use the right criteria? >> no. you know, i think one of the reasons i got interested in doing this piece, in obama's life, was it struck me. i mean, just looking at it from afar that some of the problems that used to affect the evaluation of pro athletes, pro sports has gotten over, sort of like how to separate out luck from skill and how not to blame, you know, assigning credit and blame where credit and blame is due on a baseball field, but we don't really do in political life, especially with the president. he's forever credited and blamed for things that he actually has often very little control over. >> you played a kind of game with the president where you said to him, mr. president, let's assume that you're no longer president and i'm president, meaning you. >> yeah. >> what are the things i need to know about this job? and you took a few passes. >> i had to do it a few times. it took him a little while for him to get used to the idea i was president. he didn't like that. >> wh
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